Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Chronicles from Greece | Knossos (Crete)




On a trip to the island of Crete is a must to visit the Palace of Knossos. At about five kilometers from Heraklion, the main town on the island, the site combines the ruins of the archaeological site with the reconstruction of part of the old buildings. This reconstruction, although controversial, help the visitor to get an idea of what may have been the size and appearance of the palace complex, with the strong colors of the columns and frescoes, the terracotta pots, the porticos, colonnades and corridors.

The huge buildings that included both residential areas, workshops and storage facilities, made this sophisticated city of Minoan civilization, an important economic center that maintained commercial ties with most cities in the eastern Mediterranean.















Archaeological Site of Knossos

Phone: +30-2810-231940

Opening Hours and Ticket Prices:

8 am  -  7 pm daily

Adults  € 15 / students over 18 and senior citizens 8 € / children and up to 18 free

Special ticketing package for the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion and the Archaeological Site of Knossos: € 16 (reduced: € 8)





6 comments:

  1. There is so much more of Greece I want to explore and I hadn't read about this area before.

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    1. Hi Karen,
      Greece is a really wonderful place. Although Knossos is controversial for its reconstruction, its gives us a glimpse of what might have been in its days and that should be magnificent. Undoubtedly a place to visit.

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  2. The legends, culture and rich heritage of Greece comes alive in your post.I am always awe struck by the magnificence of the great remains of the monuments of Greece. They retain their magnificence to this day.

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    1. You're entirely right! It's a privilege to visit Greece.

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